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Santa Claus takes credibility hit, poll finds

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Santa Claus’s credibility has taken a bit of a hit this year, but Americans of all political stripes still believe in Christmas by overwhelming numbers, according to a new poll released Monday by Public Policy Polling. And if there is a divisive issue this time of year, it apparently involves the phrase “Happy Holidays!” While Democrats mostly said they could take or leave the phrase, a significant portion of Republicans say they’re offended by it. The poll, taken last Tuesday…

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Today on Context Florida: Holiday service, homegrown threats, Christmas wishes and what’s wrong with the GOP

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Today on Context Florida: Terri Susan Fine says the Thanksgiving season brought interesting discussions about “the holidays.” Many holidays are celebrated by people of different cultures, religious backgrounds and nations of origin. There are some who may celebrate both holidays such that they wish each other “Merry Christmas” and a “Happy Hanukkah,” while others include Hanukkah decorations on their Christmas trees or add the traditional red-and-green Christmas colors to their Hanukkah menorahs, the eight-light candelabra used as part of the Hanukkah…

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Starbucks touts Christmas coffee after flap over red cups

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Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year’s minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor on Tuesday touted its “exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015” — one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores. On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees “from diverse ethnic backgrounds who proudly wear…

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Donald Trump suggests Starbucks boycott

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Donald Trump is suggesting boycotting Starbucks over the minimalist design of its annual holiday cups. “Did you read about Starbucks? No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks,” Trump told a capacity crowd of thousands gathered to hear him speak at a pre-debate rally in Springfield, Illinois on Monday evening. “Maybe we should boycott Starbucks. I don’t know,” he said. “Seriously, I don’t care.” Some religious conservatives have expressed anger over the coffee company’s annual holiday-time cups — a minimalist all-red design…

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